MEMORIES from Innerleithen residents could help plug the gap of information about flooding in the town.

A CALL for local knowledge was issued by Ian Chalmers of Scottish Borders Council’s Flood Team, who revealed that there was little evidence available on the history of flooding in the area.

Locals are encouraged to pass on any photos, videos and details they may have.

A presentation was given on the local flood study – which covers Peebles, Broughton and Innerleithen  – at the town’s community council meeting on Monday evening.

Computer modelling showed the three main water courses in the town, the River Tweed, Leithen Water and Chapman’s Burn.

The flood studies are done in six-year cycles, the current one started in 2016 and will run until 2022. 

The results of the study, including recommendations for flood prevention measures to be put in place, are due to be published later this summer. 

A public consultation period will follow after that.

To pass on any information about historical flooding in Innerleithen, contact SBC’s Flood Team on 0300 100 1800.